Strange Weather

Strange Weather brings together works by influential artists from the 20th and 21st Century that creatively illuminate and reframe the boundaries of bodies and the environment.

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August 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022

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Developed in partnership with Santa Cruz-based skateboard company NHS, this exhibition will highlight the largest collection of Jim Phillips studio art, largely unseen since 1984.

Debuting at the MAH, will launch the worldwide tour of this exhibition which will travel throughout 2021.

Concurrent with Strange Weather, a capsule exhibition of the works of Glenn Ligon from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation will be on view at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at UC Santa Cruz.

Artist List: Carlos Almarez, Carlos Amorales, Leonardo Drew, Joe Feddersen, Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, James Lavadour, Nicola Lopez, Hung Liu, Julie Mehretu, Wendy Red Star, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Charles Wilbert White, Kehinde Wiley, Terry Winters

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Strange Weather
is curated by Dr. Rachel Nelson, director, Institute of the Arts and Sciences, UC Santa Cruz in collaboration with Professor Jennifer González, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz. The exhibition is organized by the Institute of the Arts and Sciences and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation in Portland, Oregon was established in 1997. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has organized over 180 exhibitions and has had art exhibited at over 160 museums.

*UCSC students get in free with student ID.


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Strange Weather is made possible with generous support to the Institute of the Arts and Sciences from the Nion McEvoy Family Trust, Wanda Kownacki, Rowland and Pat Rebele, and annual donors to the Institute of the Arts and Sciences. Major funding for the MAH is generously provided by the County of Santa Cruz, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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